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Vice Principal Team

Our school leadership team is the main decision-making group within the school. We have 3 Vice Principals, who each have their own responsibility at our school and are highly influential to everything we do. 

Andrew Fisher

Andy has responsibility for teaching and learning across the school and is the strategic lead for the “High Performance Learning” project whose aim is to create highly effective classroom practice.

Andy has worked at Caroline Chisholm since 2018. He is a serving Ofsted inspector and has previously worked as the head of a secondary school and middle school. He is a history specialist.
 

Katherine Patterson

Katherine has responsibility for primary phase and is the strategic lead for the “All through school” project whose aim is to create a unique all through school with shared vision, values and goals from reception to sixth form.

Katherine has worked at Caroline Chisholm since it opened in 2004. Prior to this, she was a primary headteacher.
 

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Gary Wakefield

Gary has responsibility for assessment and data across the school and is the strategic lead for the “Innovative Assessment” project whose aim is to create highly effective assessment in the classroom.

Gary has worked as Caroline Chisholm since 2015. He has previously worked as a primary headteacher and as a deputy headteacher of a secondary school. He is a PE and maths specialist.
 

 

Assistant Principal Team

 

Mrs Nicky Cairns

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Mr Adrian Colman

Responsible for whole school assessment.
Oversight of Key Stage 3


"I was appointed to work at CCS in time for the formal opening of the school in September 2004, becoming Faculty Leader for Physical Education and now, Assistant Principal. I love being a part of this school community, and I am excited to see how we can continue to grow and develop in our journey to becoming a top 10% school in all aspects."
 

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Mrs Porsha McTaggart

Responsible for digital strategy and careers education.
Oversight of Key Stage 5

"I joined CCS in September 2022 as Assistant Principal. I work closely with Sixth Form students, overseeing their progress and achievement at Key Stage 5. I am striving to ensure that every student receives a high level of careers education and guidance, working with local businesses, external partners and other schools to develop our provision. I am also embedding a digital strategy through cross-curricular digital skills and blending EdTech into lessons to accelerate learning and support high-performance. "
 

Miss Lisa West

Responsible for Senco, DSL, Designated Teacher, Attendance, Behaviour, School Counsellors and Inclusion.

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Mrs Kathryn Wittich-Jackson

Responsible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and ECF Lead. Oversight of Key Stage 4.

"Having joined CCS in September 2005, I have seen it grow and develop into a school that I am incredibly proud to work in, and absolutely love. I am very fortunate to have had opportunities to further my career here, starting in my second year of teaching, going onto to be 2nd in faculty and then Faculty Leader for PE, and now as Assistant Principal."

 

Performance Leaders

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Mrs Jenny Fields

Year 7

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Miss Lowri Briggs

Year 8

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Miss Beth Jerrett

Year 9

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Mrs Emma Terry

Year 10

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Miss Ellis Johnson

Year 11

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Miss Aless Cambio

Year 12

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Mrs Gayle Harriss

Year 13

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Primary Leadership Team

Upper KS2 Sophie McNair 
Lower KS2 Emma Lynes 

KS1 Leaders Ali Wheeler and Natasha Coleman 

EYFS Amy McCormack and (Keeley Jeffrey and Becca) 

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Faculty Leaders

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Mr Steven Walker

Faculty Leader of Art

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Ms Dawn Vessey

Faculty Leader of Business

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Mr Andrew Fiendley

Faculty Leader of Computing

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Mr Alex Brown

Faculty Leader of Design Technology

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Miss Emily Upson

Faculty Leader of English

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Mr Tim Purkiss

Faculty Leader of Humanities

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Mrs Bridget Ballantyne

Faculty Leader of Maths

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Mr Chris Scott

Faculty Leader of Modern Foreign Languages

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Mr Joe Rich

Faculty Leader of Physical Education

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Mr Simon Mason-Holt

Faculty Leader of Performing Arts

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Dr Jen Ideson

Faculty Leader of Social Sciences

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Mr James Gardiner

Faculty Leader of Science

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